The Folio Society, London, 1985. Contains black and white wood engravings by Peter Reddick throughout the book which is in very good condition, with bright and clear pages. Introduced by Bel Mooney. The book's boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Binding remains firm. Slipcase with moderate rubbing and marking to surfaces. Light bumping to corners.
The Wessex map front endpaper is misprinted and appears upside down, which is unusual for a Folio edition, as the back endpaper is the correct way up.
Far from the Madding Crowd was first published in 1874 and was Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership.
The novel is the first to be set in Thomas Hardy's Wessex in rural southwest England. It deals in themes of love, honour and betrayal, against a backdrop of the seemingly idyllic, but often harsh, realities of a farming community in Victorian England.
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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